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Senior/Medical Writer

Up to £40K | London, Oxfordshire |  Editorial |  Permanent  | Ref:884671



Phillip Hall

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications.

Which area do you specialise in?
Medical Communications and Medical Education 

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?
Communicating with candidates on a regular basis, over the phone, email and through LinkedIn. Also meeting candidates over a coffee is a great way to learn more. I try to get to as many networking events as possible; meeting with clients on a regular basis to find out what they're doing really helps too. 

What's your favourite film and why?
My favourite film would have to be...'Once Upon a Time in the West'. A classic Western film that offers everything.

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
I'd invent a time-machine, or maybe something easier to use like 'Bernard's Watch'. It would be ideal to be able to stop time every now and again to catch up on some sleep or spend some extra time finding that perfect candidate!

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent? 
I'd like to think that I really get to understand what people are looking for in their next role and deliver to that. This, coupled with keeping regular contact with clients to see what their situation is, allows me to match the right candidate to the right company, as each Medical Communications Agency offers something slightly different. This may sound like ordinary recruitment to some, but you have to act differently and go the extra mile in this sector to make it work for everybody involved!


The Role

Senior/Medical Writer - Quite Large, global healthcare organisation with an excellent Medical communications offering

Medical Communications Agency - Oxfordshire (Potentially London if preferred) - Up to £40K


The Company

We took the time to really understand this organisation and what makes them tick and they're able to offer something a little different. The company are a large organisation operating in a number of different areas with a strong focus being Medical Communications. They work closely with a number of the top 20 pharma companies as well as a solid network of clinicians, allowing them to deliver quickly and effectively.

Other key points include;

  • Do not strictly assign writers to specific accounts - allowing flexibility for writers

  • Therapy areas include Oncology, Diabetes and Anti-infective

  • Variety of work too that includes a lot of digital work - eDetails, digital reports and case studies

  • Also work with companies on their internal communications

  • Forward thinking approach to work/life balance, can offer remote/flexible working where required


The Role

  • Managing the medical writing workflow

  • Writing, editing and proofreading content

  • Managing and mentoring junior members of the team when required

  • Attending client meetings to scope campaigns

  • Working closely with client services, design, project management and web editing teams



  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Able to work client facing when required

  • Knowledge of a number of therapeutic areas

  • Able to communicate to a number of scientific audiences


What should you do next?

We're already receiving some interest in this position despite it only being live a few days. If you're interested in finding out more over an informal chat, please get in touch! Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.

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